UPDATE WITH ARREST: POLICE INVESTIGATE DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN BELVEDERE.

(Wilmington, DE 19804) On June 17, 2018, at 1:27 am, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a shooting that had occurred on the unit block of Lloyd Street in the Community of Belvedere.   When the patrol units arrived, they discovered a 15-year-old female victim inside of a vehicle and a 35-year-old second victim a short distance away. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics. The victims were identified as 15-year-old Doris E. Dorsey and 35-year–old Vincent DiMenco.   Doris had returned home on Saturday evening to spend time with her father on his birthday- the day before Father’s Day.

Vincent, a friend of the family, had stopped by to visit his friend on his birthday.  There were no signs of a struggle preceding this incident and the homeowners provided statements that this unfortunate incident was unprovoked.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.  Detectives have worked tirelessly over the past three months collecting evidence and conducting interviews.  The result of this work ultimately led to the identification of 32-year-old Glenford Blackwood as a potential suspect in this case.  It is not believed that Glenford Blackwood was known by either victim, although he was in fact known to one of the homeowners.

This afternoon, (September,21) Glenford Blackwood was arrested and charged with the murders of Doris E. Dorsey and Vincent DiMenco.

“On that tragic day, two innocent victims’ lives were taken by an evil person who was identified as Glenford Blackwood”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. “Mr. Blackwood has shattered the lives of all of those who loved Vincent DiMenco and Doris Dorsey.  His actions also affected the community of Belvedere as many of the residents were afraid to leave their homes or allow their children to play outside.

“I hope the arrest today provides some relief to the community.  More importantly, I hope that the family will now have some of their questions answered as they continue to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

“I am extremely proud of the investigative work done by the men and women of my agency.  Lead investigator Det. Reid along with Det. Mancuso, Det. Dinardo and our entire Criminal Investigations Unit worked tirelessly to develop Blackwood as the suspect.  Our Patrol Officers maintained a constant presence in this normally quiet community to combat the fear and concerns of its residents.  I am grateful to the community as they demonstrated the courage it takes to rid our neighborhoods of those who are determined to engage in criminal activity.  I am also very confident that as the community and police relationship strengthens; our communities will become safer for all to enjoy.”

Glenford Blackwood was charged with two counts of felony Murder 1st, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of  $2,120,000 cash bail.

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UPDATE ARREST MADE: POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SUSPECT

 

(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday, (Sept 18) after numerous tips from Monday’s Facebook post, detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit, were able to identify 30-year-old Charles Snaidowski as the subject in the photo.

Acquaintances of Charles Snaidowski, also made him aware that his photo was posted.  He then turned himself in.  He was charged with one count of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle.  He was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $500 unsecured bail.

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SUSPECT

 

(Newark, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the photograph.

The subject in the photograph is suspected to be responsible for stealing a 2002 Honda Accord from the 200 Block of Reybold Rd, Newark, DE 19702 on last Tuesday ( Sept 11). The vehicle has since been  recovered at the Four Seasons ShopRite.

If you have any information related to this investigation or can identify this suspect, please contact Det Rau at (302)395-8016 or carau@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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IN MEMORIAM: LT JOSEPH SZCZERBA

On this date, seven years ago, Lieutenant Szczerba of the New Castle County Division of Police went to backup other officers who were searching for a disorderly man near Penn Acres Park. He located the man at East Roosevelt Avenue and Fithian Drive and, after a short foot chase, began to struggle with him. During the struggle the subject pulled out a knife and stabbed Lieutenant Szczerba.

Other officers were able to take the subject into custody. Lieutenant Szczerba was transported to Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

On September 30th, 2013, the subject pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder and 13 additional counts. On January 17th, 2014, the subject was sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole.

Lieutenant Szczerba was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and awarded the department’s Medal of Honor.

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Lt. Joseph Szczerba

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.”

-Laurence Binyon

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